6-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Amazingly Walks Without Help For First Time
You know why we are always excited about baby videos? Because it is always a thrill to see what these tiny humans have in store for us! You can never predict what they will do, and that is so exciting! Like this video at the top of the page, for example. The first few milestones in a baby’s life are huge for the parents and of course, they want to capture it all on camera, for posterity. It seems like in the “old days", when there were tapes and people had to plan carefully what they were going to record to keep or not, there were far bigger chance that you will actually capture the good stuff right on time.
Do you want to know what follows next for a baby like this and her peers? A renowned pediatrician says that children begin to stand up by themselves without any support at 9-12 months. There are even fully healthy babies that begin to stand up later than their peers if they are calm by nature or still have an excess of the baby fat. Even if the child learns how to get up, sitting back safely is not still in the digest repertoire. This is why babies use the opportunity to, when they finally managed to get up, to stay up as long as possible and then falls down bottom first on the floor tired and cranky. If you leave the child without any support at this phase, they will soon forget about their fatigue and repeat the process again and again.
After a while, the child soon learns to drop down gently from a standing position. Very soon the little one will see that he or she can make steps just for the sake of support. Gradually, the baby will let go of one hand and use the other only for support. This is how the baby learns to walk and graduates from a baby into a toddler.
At the end of the day we are all imperfect in one way or another. What differentiate us from one another is the enthusiasm we put into our daily routine. Here in this video we have the perfect case of how to. This 6-year-old has cerebral palsy and needs her walker to get around. She decided to get up and try walking without her walker and braces. Check out what happens next!